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Village Council Meeting Minutes - July 1, 2014

MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

The Miami Shores Village Council held their regularly scheduled Council Meeting on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in the Council Chambers of Village Hall. The Meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM with the following individuals in attendance:

PRESENT:                       Herta Holly

                                           Jesse Walters

                                           Hunt Davis

                                           Ivonne Ledesma

                                           Jim McCoy

ALSO PRESENT:             Tom Benton, Village Manager

                                           Barbara Estep, Village Clerk

                                           Jesus Suarez, Acting Village Attorney

             

CONSIDERATIONS

 

1)           VILLAGE CLERK                                                                    Barbara A. Estep, MMC

  1. APPROVAL OF THE JUNE 17, 2014 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

Vice Mayor Walters moved approval of the June 17, 2014 Council Meeting Minutes as presented. Councilwoman Ledesma seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

            B)   APPOINTMENT TO CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS (One vacancy)

Applicants: Connie Benson                   Anna Blackman                 Sean Brady

                      Gregory Haile                    Alison Harke

                     

Ms. Benson was present and spoke on her own behalf. Council Members voted paper ballots with the following results:

Ivonne Ledesma                               Gregory Haile

Jesse Walters                                   Connie Benson

Herta Holly                                      Connie Benson

Jim McCoy                                      Connie Benson

Hunt Davis                                       Connie Benson

Based on the voting results, Ms. Benson was appointed to the Charter School Board of Directors.

             C)   A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL SUPPORTING

              ADOPTION OF A COUNTY-WIDE ORDINANCE TO PROHIBIT THE SALE AND

              DISTRIBUTION OF CANDY FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS WHICH ARE

              COMMONLY MARKETED TO YOUNG ADULTS; PROVIDING FOR DISTRIBUTION

              OF RESOLUTION AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Ms. Estep read the caption of the Resolution into the record and provided information relating to the presentation heard during the previous Council Meeting. Councilman McCoy moved to adopt the Resolution as submitted. Councilwoman Ledesma seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

2)           VILLAGE MANAGER                                                              Tom Benton

A) REQUEST APPROVAL TO EXECUTE TURF AND LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE JOINT PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR CONTINUATION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY/MEDIAN MAINTENANCE OF STATE ROADWAYS.

Mr. Benton offered background information regarding the on-going maintenance of the State roadway right-of-ways and recommended approval of the agreement. Councilwoman Ledesma asked about the percentage of “Florida Friendly” materials used in the medians and the right-of-ways. Mr. Benton provided details of the planted materials. Following the discussion, Councilman Davis moved to approve execution of the Turf and Landscape Maintenance Agreement. Councilman McCoy seconded the motion and the vote was unanimous in favor of the motion.

3)           VILLAGE COUNCIL                                                                               Ivonne Ledesma

A)   A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI SHORES VILLAGE COUNCIL SUPPORTING MARRIAGE EQUALITY, URGING ENACTMENT OF A LAW THAT WOULD PROVIDE FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND PROVIDING FOR

AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Ms. Estep read the caption of the Resolution into the record. Councilwoman Ledesma indicated that she was withdrawing the item from the agenda to be considered at a later date.

B) A REQUEST TO WAIVE THE MUNICIPAL FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE GREEN DAY EVENT.

Mayor Holly voiced her understanding that either she or Councilman Davis would need to move to reconsider the item in order to have the Council once again discuss the matter. Neither Councilman Davis nor Mayor Holly made such a motion and therefore the item was not heard.

4)           ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ms. Estep read the announcements.

 

5)             PUBLIC COMMENTS

Hortensia Hunter              Ms. Hunter spoke in support of the marriage equality resolution.

David Traupman               Mr. Traupman expressed his concern regarding the postponement of the marriage equality resolution which he favors.

Jim Harper                         Mr. Harper voiced his support for the marriage equality resolution and distributed copies of an article he wrote for the Biscayne Times on the issue.

Patrick Sullivan                 Mr. Sullivan spoke of the resident survey that was tabled and the police department patrols.

Kim Krause                       Ms. Krause spoke in favor of the marriage equality resolution.

Lance Harke                      Mr. Harke talked of his support of the marriage equality resolution.

Leslie Del Monte              Ms. Del Monte spoke of her support of the marriage equality resolution and hearing public comment.

Gabriella Locatelli            Dr. Locatelli expressed her support of the marriage equality resolution.

6)             COUNCIL COMMENTS

Ivonne Ledesma                Councilwoman Ledesma thanked those in attendance for their participation. In addition, she thanked Bob Bourne, Chip Shepard and John Challenor of the PhoneDoctor.com for their generosity and support of the Village by sponsoring the July 4th fireworks. Councilwoman Ledesma also thanked Vice Mayor Jesse Walters for his representation of the Village residents.

Hunt Davis                        Councilman Davis also expressed his thanks to Chip Shepard, Bob Bourne and John Challenor. He congratulated his alma mater, Vanderbilt University on their winning the College World Series and commented on the World Cup soccer games.  

Jim McCoy                        Councilman McCoy thanked John Challenor, Chip Shepard and Bob Bourne for all they do and for giving back to the community.

Jesse Walters                     Vice Mayor Walters recognized El Portal Councilman, Omar Nickerson and thanked those in attendance for their support of the marriage equality resolution, Doctors Charter School and the Green Day event.  He indicated that he would reintroduce the marriage equality resolution at the next council meeting.

Herta Holly                        Mayor Holly thanked Chip Shepard, Bob Bourne and John Challenor for sponsoring the fireworks. She indicated that she was sorry the marriage equality resolution did not go forward during the meeting as she was prepared to vote on the issue. She additionally spoke of the courage to bring items to the table and that the Council is available to speak to the residents regarding their view points.

7)             ADJOURNMENT

The Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Council Meeting was adjourned at 8:05 PM.

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                                                                                                                   Herta Holly, Mayor

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Barbara A. Estep, MMC

Village Clerk